A collection of writings by George G. Gowen, who commented on rural life in central Nebraska in the 1930s and early 1940s. Mr. Gowen farmed near North Loup, Nebraska and supplemented his income by writing columns for the North Loup Loyalist and the Ord Quiz. He also dabbled in writing fictional short stories. These writings depict farm life in the Midwest during the depression and pre-World War II days. In those days farmers were just converting from horses to tractors. Electrification was gradually coming to rural America. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during much of this period. Mr. Gowen's writings comment on the government programs of the day and the radical idea of providing social security to the elderly. George's grandsons David and John Fuehring scanned, and in 2000 assembled these clippings into two volumes. David posted these articles on a website prior to his death in 2009.